Earlier today it was announced that at the November 9th PPV “Full Gear,” the newly crowned All Elite Wrestling Champion Chris Jericho would be defending his title against Cody Rhodes.
That, of course, is dependant on Jericho being the champion at the time as he has a title defense on episode 3 of AEW’s yet unnamed TV show on TNT.
AEW President and CEO Tony Khan explained the reason for Cody getting the title match on PPV.
“Cody’s outstanding record in singles competition has secured him the number one contender ranking, and he will be challenging AEW world champion Chris Jericho in the first-ever pay-per-view defense of the championship on November 9 in Baltimore at Full Gear.”
“Cody earned this opportunity over the summer as he remained unbeaten in singles bouts, scoring pins on a pair of proven veterans, defeating his older brother, the legendary wrestler Dustin Rhodes at Double or Nothing, and beating bitter rival and former partner Shawn Spears at All Out—and battling to a draw with the exciting upstart Darby Allin at Fyter Fest.”
“This is an AEW world championship match that so many All Elite Wrestling fans are excited to witness, and I’m glad we’ll be able to present it at Full Gear.”
Full Gear is already shaping up to be a big PPV with Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega previously confirmed.